Lesson 6-8 Notes: _____________________
Markup and Discount _____________________
7RP3: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep percent problems.
Definition: The discount is the amount of money you save when something is on sale.
If a $60 video game is on sale for $50, then the discount is $____.
The sale price is the final amount you pay for an item on sale. It is the regular price
minus the discount. We can still use a proportion like = to find these
% off discount
100 regular price
Example 1: A camera that regularly sells for $210 is on sale for 30% off. What is
the sale price?
Example 2: A sweater originally cost $37.00. Last week, Ms. Sager bought it at 45%
off. How much was deducted from the original price? What was the final
Example 3: Steve bought a jacket on sale for 50% off the original price and another
25% off the discounted price. If the jacket originally cost $72, what was the
final sale price that Steve paid for the jacket?
1. Find the discount for the 50% off: _______
2. Find the sale price after the 50% off: _______
3. Find the discount for the 25% off: _______
4. Find the final sale price after both discounts: ______
Definition: The markup is the amount of money stores add to their cost of an item to
make a profit. The selling price is the final amount that stores charge for an item. For
markup % markup
these types of problems, use the proportion: =
100 cos t
Example 4: A computer store pays $6 for a computer mouse and marks it up 75%.
What is the markup for a computer mouse?
Example 5: A book store pays $4.50 for a novel. The percent of markup is 45%. Find
the novel’s selling price.